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October 31, 2013

Treasurer Cowell Offers Financial Literacy Tricks and Treats in Henderson

Henderson, NC – State Treasurer Janet Cowell made an appearance at the Perry Memorial Library in Henderson Thursday as part of her Children's Financial Education Story Time tour. 

Treasurer Cowell read the story of Patches the Pig, a pink piggy bank, to help explain the importance of saving money and tips for smart financial habits for children.  

In honor of Halloween, she had some financial literacy treats in store for the young people, including chocolate coins.

“It’s never too early for children to begin learning good spending and savings practices,” Cowell said. “Patches the Pig teaches young people an important lesson to carry throughout life: save a little, spend a little, and invest a little.” 

The story of Patches the Pig was written by a seven year old North Carolina student, Payton Waller, to help kick-start excitement and understanding about the importance of saving your pennies from a very early age. 

Financial Education is a critical focus for students of all ages – for more information about State Treasurer Cowell’s financial literacy initiatives, please visit

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